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Album 1: Taylor Iron & Steel Company

The Taylor Iron & Steel Company in High Bridge, NJ was founded by William Allen & Joseph Turner of Philadelphia in 1742 as the Union Iron Works. In 1769, Robert Taylor, an Irish immigrant, became Works Manager and in 1803 he purchased a controlling interest. Robert Taylor and his direct descendants then managed the firm through 1922 when his 3rd great grandson Knox Taylor died. The High Bridge plant was finally closed in 1970.


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Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company
1742-1917
Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company 1742-1917
This booklet celebrates the 175th year of operation for this firm (1742-1917). The portrait over the fireplace is a likeness of the foundry as it looked in 1917. The company's president, Knox Taylor, is represented by the gentleman seated. As can be seen, he is being given guidance by an apparition representing the continuing presence of his great, great grandfather Robert Taylor.

Source: Historically Speaking - 175th Anniversay, Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company (1741-1917) 
 
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Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
1st generation - Superintendant, Allen-Turner Ironworks

Source: Historically Speaking - 175th Anniversay, Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company (1741-1917) 
 
3
Archibald Stewart Taylor 1781-1860
Archibald Stewart Taylor 1781-1860
2nd generation Taylor Ironworks

Source: Historically Speaking - 175th Anniversay, Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company (1741-1917) 
 
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Lewis Hazelius Taylor 1811-1908
Lewis Hazelius Taylor 1811-1908
3rd generation Taylor Ironworks

Source: Historically Speaking - 175th Anniversay, Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company (1741-1917) 
 
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William Johnston Taylor 1836-1903
William Johnston Taylor 1836-1903
4th generation Taylor Ironworks

Source: Historically Speaking - 175th Anniversay, Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company (1741-1917) 
 
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Percival Chrystie 1868-1932
Percival Chrystie 1868-1932
5th generation Taylor Ironworks - Vice President

Source: Historically Speaking - 175th Anniversay, Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company (1741-1917) 
 
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Taylor Iron & Steel Company: Knox Taylor, President
Taylor Iron & Steel Company: Knox Taylor, President
5th generation Taylor

Source: Historically Speaking - 175th Anniversay, Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company (1741-1917) 
 
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Lewis Hazelius Taylor, Jr. 1849-1930
Lewis Hazelius Taylor, Jr. 1849-1930
Director, Taylor Ironworks

Source: Historically Speaking - 175th Anniversay, Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company (1741-1917) 
 
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Solitude House, High Bridge NJ
Solitude House, High Bridge NJ
Solitude House was the Taylor Family residence during the years they managed the Taylor Iron & Steel Company 1758-1922.

Source: The Historical Marker Data Base. Photo submitted Jan 2008 by Karen S. Larsen. 
 
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Taylor Iron & Steel Company
High Bridge, NJ (Circa 1907)
Taylor Iron & Steel Company High Bridge, NJ (Circa 1907)
Office building for the Taylor Iron & Steel Company during the presidency of Knox Taylor (1873-1922)

Source: The Historical Marker Data Base. Photo submitted Jan 2008 by Karen S. Larsen. 
 
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Solitude House - High Bridge, NJ
Solitude House - High Bridge, NJ
Solitude House, abutting Lake Solitude in New Jersey, was built as a private residence in 1725 or earlier. After 1750, the house was used by the superintendants of the newly established Allen & Turner Ironworks. In 1758, immigrant Robert Taylor became the book-keeper for the ironworks and took up residence with then ironworks Superintendent Colonel Hackett. When Colonel Hackett died in 1775, Robert was chosen as his successor.

Robert Taylor was an ardent patriot and, during the American Revolution, the American Government sent John Penn, the last colonial Governor of Pennsylvania, to be held at Solitude House as a prisoner of war. The Taylor dynasty in High Bridge and its ironworks lasted into the 20th century and the house is now a museum with restored rooms of the period and displays relating to the Taylor descendants and the ironworks. 
 
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L.H. Taylor Hose Company
L.H. Taylor Hose Company
The original fire station for High Bridge, NJ is situated in front of the L.H. Taylor Iron & Steel Works site. The station is named after Lewis Hazelius Taylor, Sr. (1811-1908), President of the works. 
 


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